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Study Says Farm Runoff Contains Harmful Hormones

Research suggests that the hormones found in wastewater could present an environmental and health hazard.

Researchers from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center have determined that wastewater from dairy farms contains potentially dangerous concentrations of estrogenic hormones—concentrations that could have a detrimental effect on the surrounding environment, and perhaps even threaten our food and water supply. According to the study, as cows lactate, they naturally excrete hormones in their urine and feces. However, because of the vast number of cows living on factory farms, wastewater has become a highly concentrated source of estrogen in the environment. Researchers say the presence of these hormones in farm wastewater could impair the reproductive functions of nearby aquatic animals, and could potentially enter the food supply by contaminating local crops.

Saudis Go Vegan to Curb Obesity Epidemic

Residents of Saudi Arabia have the support of vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, who plans to open 10 vegan restaurants in the region by 2020.
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Vegan Wine and Cheese Delivery Debuts

Cheese brand Miyoko's Kitchen partners with subscription service Vegan Wines for cruelty-free wine and cheese pairings that can be delivered to your door.
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Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
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Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
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MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
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